SAUDI ARABIA

Taxi driver held for secretly filming female passengers

September 08, 2020
Taking photos or filming others without their permission is punishable by up to SR500,000 and one year in jail.
Taking photos or filming others without their permission is punishable by up to SR500,000 and one year in jail.



Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH —
A taxi driver has been arrested for allegedly taking photos of female passengers without their knowledge, a security official has said.

The suspect, a Pakistani national in his 60s, allegedly posted the images on a social networking app, Major Khaled Al-Kridis, assistant spokesman for the Riyadh Police, was quoted by Saudi Press Agency (SPA) as saying Tuesday.

“He was arrested in line with the anti-cyber crime law and legal procedures were taken against him to be referred to Public Prosecution,” the official added.

According to the Saudi law, taking photos or filming others without their permission is punishable by up to SR500,000 and one year in jail.


September 08, 2020
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